For the carrying out its projects, the teachers union of Kurdistan hails the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. This praising was during a meeting on 20th of Dec with Dr. Yusuf Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Abdul Wahid Mohamed, and the secretary of Teachers Union of Kurdistan.
In the beginning of the meeting, Abdul Wahid Mohamed said, “In the name of the teachers union of Kurdistan, we thank you for the great arrangement of national ranking of universities for the second year.” He also said that based on the research they have done for the effect of the process of national ranking, there has had a good role on the way of raising the level of universities. He also explained that this project is one of the great and healthy steps on the way of providing a competition situation between universities.
In another part of his speech, the head of the Teachers Union of Kurdistan considered the importance of having the conference about Bear and Living Together by both the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Ministry of Culture in current to combat the thoughts of violence and fanatic ideas and seeding the seed of peace and bolding the spirit of living together in Kurdistan. In this regard, he hailed the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and considered the conference as a chance to take advantage from the thoughts and ideas were released during the days of the conference till may reflect on education positively.
In another part of the speech, Abdul Wahid Mohamed had a brief about the roles and activities of his organization to wide their circle of connection with the world’s countries.
The head of the Teachers Union of Kurdistan said, “There more than 400 organizations are member of the International Teachers Union and based on the suggestion of the Kurdistan Teachers Union, they have decided to hold their next conference about education and higher education in Kurdistan. In doing this, they asked the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to prepare their proposals and suggestions till they are released in the conference.
In reverse, Dr. Yusuf Goran, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research after praising the works and activities of the Teachers Union and expressed the conference as importance as possible and said, “holding this conference in current tells its significance to Kurdistan. In doing this, there are some subjects to mentioned in the conference which is taken advantage from the developed countries’ experience especially the vocational study and its component, the way of tying education to the market, bear each other and living together peacefully, and the rights of women.” In the continuing of releasing his suggestions, Dr. Yusuf Goran said, “The way of raising the qualification of teachers has to be another topic of the conference till we are being able to prepare teachers to go with the changes of the century.” In this regard, he expressed the importance of establishing an institute for vocational training of the teachers. In doing this, anyone who is supposed to participate in the vocational training has to have a specialization certificate vis-à-vis of the vocational training certificate till he is able to teach. “In doing this, we have to improve the teachers qualification.”
In another part of the meeting, there was talking about the Kurdistan Universities and the way of raising their level of scientific way of education. At the same time, the project of stepping to make the universities independent was the place of importance to make the teachers and students come back to the classrooms.